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[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 21:40:02 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0412032137120.20176@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Derek Featherstone wrote:
> Others may disagree, but I still think we'd be better off without 
> accesskey and reinvent a mechanism that puts the ultimate power in the 
> hands of the users that need them, but still provides for author defined 
> "suggested" list of access points with keystrokes...

Well, wouldn't the access points simply be every control on the page? Or 
do you mean there should be a way for authors to specify which access 
points are critical to the use of the page? I'm still not convinced that 
users would ever really use a feature that provided them with a list of 
access points and the option to assign keys to them.

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